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About this creation
Original Title (for contest): MIT Round 1. Ian vs Timinater!

The required links:
MIT Homepage
My worthy opponent: The Timinater!
Here's hoping they work this time...

Echo Bracket Category: "You Must Be This Tall..." The objective was to build an amusement park ride, so I unimaginatively chose to tackle a roller-coaster segment! I didn't quite have enough pieces to construct an entire coaster. This creation took some thinking outside the box, so hope you enjoy (especially you judges)! And if at all thus inclined, please don't hesitate to rate and comment!















A somewhat artistic shot.



By the way, it's slightly dangerous to take pictures from this position (just a heads up in case you ever decided to try).



Okay all you brilliant engineers out there; I know the chains are only suppose to be on an uphill, but they added to the general look so I kept them.



Another attempt at artistic photography.





Why sit in the front seat if you're just going to make faces like that?



At around 50mph this poor soul lost his lunch...and then found it again...



The car!




Thanks for stopping by and Soli Deo Gloria!



Comments

  April 21, 2014
Wait, what? Those are shorts and shoes??? I always thought it was just a yellow stripe too...
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  April 21, 2014
Quoting cameron wilson Very nice I love the sick person. You know the girl has fleash coloured hands and head but yellow legs on the leg piece.
At the time I just thought the yellow on the legs was decoration. I'm older and wiser now, but too late. ;) Though in all fairness to myself, those legs were from one of my first series mini-figs so I wasn't as clued into that emerging style. Thanks for the comment!
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  April 21, 2014
Very nice I love the sick person. You know the girl has fleash coloured hands and head but yellow legs on the leg piece.
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  March 27, 2013
Ah! I can see why you've had several! Congrats!
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  March 27, 2013
Quoting A Sargent Was this MOTD, or one of your other builds?
I've been lucky enough to have several MOTDs (so you might well have seen others) but this was one of them, yes. Heh, I feel so humble writing this... ;)
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  March 27, 2013
I'd be the guy who lost his lunch. ;D Great build! Was this MOTD, or one of your other builds? I don't remember. Well, if it was this, congrats. This just shows how lazy I am,not checking which got MOTD! ;D ~Sarge
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  February 26, 2013
that is so cool! im just starting but i have a pet shop and a star wars thing. but that is it and soon im going to put a horse camp i have 2 horses.
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  February 26, 2013
Wow! This is amazing! I love the design! You captured the look of a roller coaster perfectly.
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  February 26, 2013
A well deserved MOTD! Congrats!
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  February 26, 2013
Awesome creation! Really nice details!
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  February 26, 2013
ah, now this brings back the memories! XD great little build, you totally deserved to smash me! :P
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  February 26, 2013
Hey, I think I found Indiana Jones in the back seat... ;) Great MOC! The wooden architecture is really stellar; it seems to perfectly convey the amusement park feel. Also, there's a nice sense of building action... that feeling you get in your gut right as the cars slide over the drop--excellent! Congrats on MOTD!
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  February 26, 2013
Great Moc!
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  February 26, 2013
At the end should be an uphill track that is broken.
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  February 26, 2013
Congrats on a well-deserved MOTD!
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  February 26, 2013
And then the car rolled off the end and they all went crashing of their fiery doom! But seriously, this is impressive. As I never could build anything comparable to this, I don't even know what else to say. So instead of my usually rambling comments, you get this: Epic MOC!
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  February 26, 2013
I think that this only being a segment adds to the charm.
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  February 26, 2013
Wow, this has been quite a surprise! Thanks for all the comments everyone. :)
Quoting Henrik Hoexbroe Congratz on MOTD. I donīt understand why you have chains on the down-side of the track. Normally they are for pulling the waggon up the first hill...
Yes, I touched on that in the write-up. Thanks for stopping by!
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Congratulations on another well-deserved MOTD! What is it now, your fourth? Awesome work!
Yeah, I've been getting extremely lucky...I'm pretty sure it's just selected at random. Can't complain though! Thanks for the comment Luke.
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  February 26, 2013
Awesome rollercoaster, congrats on MOTD!
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  February 26, 2013
great roller coaster, love the chain-plank effect!
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  February 26, 2013
I was about to comment about the chains but then read what you said. Other then that, I love it!
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  February 26, 2013
Nice to see this again! Congrats on your MOTD! :)
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  February 26, 2013
Fantastic job on MOTD! I can't believe it's been two years since you built this!
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  February 26, 2013
A backwards rollercoaster could be interesting! Very nicely done!
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  February 26, 2013
A well-deserving MOTD! Congrats!
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  February 26, 2013
Congrats on MOTD!
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  February 26, 2013
MOCpages loves you, Ian! A perfect build for MOTD!
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  February 26, 2013
Yay! Glad to see my favorite build of yours as MOTD. Good work!
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  February 26, 2013
I love how you made the track bend keep it up!
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  February 26, 2013
@Henrick He mentions chains don't normally go up hill, but he says it added the look. I agree. Happy MOTD! :)
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  February 26, 2013
Congratulations on another well-deserved MOTD! What is it now, your fourth? Awesome work!
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  February 26, 2013
Congratz on MOTD. I donīt understand why you have chains on the down-side of the track. Normally they are for pulling the waggon up the first hill...
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  February 26, 2013
Awesome build! One of the best (only) Lego roller coasters I've seen :)
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  February 26, 2013
Congrats again on MOTD!
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  December 12, 2012
I love it you are one of the best!
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  September 17, 2012
lol. nice sick passenger
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  September 10, 2012
Great Ian! I feel bad for the sick guy... :D love the coaster! Superb!
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  June 26, 2012
Thats epic i like how you did the track. simply amazing!
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  June 26, 2012
Quoting Noah the LEGO Apprentice That a pretty good roller coaster! Does it really slide down?
It doesn't, unfortunately. That would've been a cool playability though. Thanks for leaving a comment, always appreciated!
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  June 25, 2012
That a pretty good roller coaster! Does it really slide down?
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  May 1, 2012
Quoting Nate B. Hey Ian, just to bring you up to date on the "2012 out of your comfort zone contest" is starting soon to joon just click my name and there is a link on my homepage.
I actually don't think I'll be participating in the contest this time around, but thank you for inviting me. I'm just to busy finishing up school related stuff, etc., right now.
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  April 30, 2012
Hey Ian, just to bring you up to date on the "2012 out of your comfort zone contest" is starting soon to joon just click my name and there is a link on my homepage.
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  March 25, 2012
Great build,good..no...no...no...great idea with the chains.I also LOVE the face you put on the,"man who lost his lunch!". Overall 5/5 -Brandon
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  December 22, 2011
Ha-ha-ha, very detailed! I noticed that faces of 3 mini-figs were based on Pirates of the Caribbean: Jack, Hadras, and Elizabeth. The 4th one is Indiana Jones; and he is all alone ;)
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  December 15, 2011
AMAZING:)!!
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  December 15, 2011
AMAZING:)!!
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  November 24, 2011
How did I not comment on this before? This is really cool! I love the use of the chains, and the carts. Awesome job!
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  November 10, 2011
Great job on this! New episode if you've got a half an hour to read it!
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  October 21, 2011
Quoting Blake Baer How are you not in the official MO? If you keep whipping out creations like these, you might as well be. Great work Ian!
Thanks Blake! I consider that quite a compliment coming from such an incredibly talented builder! You're very gifted with the brick!
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  October 18, 2011
brilliant absolutely brilliant, and i agree with you that the chains on the down slide, adds a somehow more realistic add to the roller coaster, i specaily like your "dangerous picture"
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  October 17, 2011
How are you not in the official MO? If you keep whipping out creations like these, you might as well be. Great work Ian!
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  October 6, 2011
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Since everybody in MIT are already seeded, the game basically becomes a MOC-off, i,e, you vs. Timinator. And since both of you have already posted, the judges can go ahead and cast their votes. Mr. Bones has started voting in his region of responsibility. While we can wait until Oct. 5th, you could just imagine how much we have to deal with especially in R1 with the number of entries. BTW, the vote here is very close. My vote against you does not take away from the quality of this MOC.
Good point! Thanks for clarifying, sorry if I came across as complaining. Yeah being a judge must be hectic at times! I can only try and imagine...thanks again! ~Ian
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  October 6, 2011
hey check out the signups in the Dragon riders group
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  October 3, 2011
Quoting Riccardo Zangelmi Ian, Thank you very much for your moral support. Probably I will be disqualified, so I'm very sorry, and I'm not so much agree with the outcome of the judges. But this is a race, there who wins and who loses. I am however very happy for you, my friend. I hope you can get to the final. Let me honor. Thanks again!
Thanks Riccardo!
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  October 3, 2011
Ian, Thank you very much for your moral support. Probably I will be disqualified, so I'm very sorry, and I'm not so much agree with the outcome of the judges. But this is a race, there who wins and who loses. I am however very happy for you, my friend. I hope you can get to the final. Let me honor. Thanks again!
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  October 2, 2011
I go to Rensselaer Polytech. Big engineering school. Every engineer here would call you out on that. great disclaimer for a great creation.
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  October 2, 2011
Quoting The Timinater ! congrats for round 2!
Thanks a lot Tim. I'm not really sure what else to say. You are a great sport, and it was a close match; your build had me truly nervous.
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  October 2, 2011
Quoting Hans Dendauw NPD Tough decision indeed! A brave choice to recreate only a small portion of a ride, rather than an entire one, but you captured the essence of said ride rather perfectly. Congratulations, you have my vote, welcome to Round 2!~H
I made it--sigh of relief--Tim had me pretty nervous. Thanks.
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  October 2, 2011
congrats for round 2!
Ian Spacek
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Soap M.
  October 1, 2011
Congratulations on 70 I likes!!!
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  October 1, 2011
Tough decision indeed! A brave choice to recreate only a small portion of a ride, rather than an entire one, but you captured the essence of said ride rather perfectly. Congratulations, you have my vote, welcome to Round 2!~H
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  October 1, 2011
one vote apiece! :S good luck!
  October 1, 2011
Well, my first time at judging, and it is not easy... But it is going to have to be yours, I love the look of the track, and the wooden coaster reminds me of one I road at a now closed amusement park. (I think it has become offices. The land was worth to much). But yes, vote to you.
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  October 1, 2011
Since everybody in MIT are already seeded, the game basically becomes a MOC-off, i,e, you vs. Timinator. And since both of you have already posted, the judges can go ahead and cast their votes. Mr. Bones has started voting in his region of responsibility. While we can wait until Oct. 5th, you could just imagine how much we have to deal with especially in R1 with the number of entries. BTW, the vote here is very close. My vote against you does not take away from the quality of this MOC.
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  October 1, 2011
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Having very similar builds does not make it easier to judge. Both builds are excellent and stayed true to the category. While Ian's is more finesse and have some close to real-world construction techniques, Timinator's build captures the ride experience better IMO. Unfortunately, I can only vote for one. My vote goes to Timinator.
Thanks anyway for the comment. Your right, Tim's does look fun to ride, I just did the best with what I have. That's where a lot of builders could beat me, because I have a small collection I can't do builds the scale of his due to lack of pieces. But enough pity party. Thanks again for the comment and good luck to Tim! (By the way, I thought voting didn't start till the 5th, did I read something wrong, just wondering?)
Ian Spacek
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Darth Lowe (About to create a second account)
  September 30, 2011
Wow amazing entry, good luck to you and your oponent :D
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  September 30, 2011
This is truly excellent.
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  September 30, 2011
Having very similar builds does not make it easier to judge. Both builds are excellent and stayed true to the category. While Ian's is more finesse and have some close to real-world construction techniques, Timinator's build captures the ride experience better IMO. Unfortunately, I can only vote for one. My vote goes to Timinator.
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  September 30, 2011
Quoting Chris Phipson Coulda sworn I commented on this... Anyway, this is really cool! I like your take on the category and the build is top notch! Glad I don't have to judge the MITs as well because all of you guys are turning in some excellent posts! Good luck with your judges! ~ Chris.
Oh, thanks a million Chris!
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  September 30, 2011
Coulda sworn I commented on this... Anyway, this is really cool! I like your take on the category and the build is top notch! Glad I don't have to judge the MITs as well because all of you guys are turning in some excellent posts! Good luck with your judges! ~ Chris.
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  September 30, 2011
Quoting The Timinater ! congrats on Most Popular!
Oh wow! I failed to notice that, thanks for telling me!
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  September 30, 2011
congrats on Most Popular!
Ian Spacek
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Jayce Thomson
  September 29, 2011
All I can say is WWWOOOOOWWWWW!!!!!
  September 29, 2011
60 likes. It deserves it Ian. :D Virtual high five!
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  September 29, 2011
Hahaah good job and good luck. http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/18470 like the eragon sereies check out this group
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  September 29, 2011
Think my face would look like that if there was only that much track left! :D Excellent use of parts as has been said before!
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  September 29, 2011
Wow, that's pretty brilliant! I love the parts usage on the tracks!
Ian Spacek
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Mark E
  September 28, 2011
Lolololololololololol I laghed hard at the guy who lost is lunch!
Ian Spacek
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Nate .
  September 28, 2011
Great job, man! I love the roller coaster car! I also love the track itself. Great job, and good luck!
Ian Spacek
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Hockey Man
  September 28, 2011
barfer is so cool!!!:)
Ian Spacek
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Soap M.
  September 28, 2011
It's on teh EXPLORE PAGE, Ian!!!!
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  September 28, 2011
Quoting The Timinater ! this is very popular! makes me nervous :S
Well they did say that rating doesn't matter, but it never hurts to be a little nervous, that's when the mastermind kicks in! Looking forward to seeing your entry!
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  September 28, 2011
this is very popular! makes me nervous :S
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  September 28, 2011
very good look and presentation!
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  September 28, 2011
I love te way you made the roller coaster! Best of luck!
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  September 28, 2011
Quoting Soap M. It's on teh EXPLORE PAGE, Ian!!!!
Wow! You're right it is! Awesome! Thanks for telling me!
  September 28, 2011
Very good! I do like how you've used the chains!
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  September 28, 2011
Great entry Ian, I like the effect you created with those chains, the colors are well chose, its awesome. Good luck!
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  September 28, 2011
Thanks so much for all the comments guys (and girls)! They're very appreciated!
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  September 28, 2011
This is stunning. Lots of interesting techniques that I keep going back to it and looking and thinking, "now how did he do that?"
Ian Spacek
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Sam "The legoman" Knavel
  September 27, 2011
Wonderful! I need to get my entry in soon....
Ian Spacek
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Hunter Russ
  September 27, 2011
WOW!
Ian Spacek
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Soap M.
  September 27, 2011
At fist of the back photo of the figs, I'm thinking they're is Ian, Grace, Paul, and Max. Ha ha ha!! Then when I noticed I was like What?! Ha ha ha!!! Ian this is totally incredible!!! The way you set the chains and that "curve" is amazing! You're a superb builder and I look up to you.
Ian Spacek
Soap M.
  September 27, 2011
I forgot... Good luck (not that you'll need it).
Ian Spacek
Soap M.
  September 27, 2011
Yeah Max, that would be you, my superb friend. I had to laugh.
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  September 27, 2011
Nice!
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  September 27, 2011
In my opinion anyone who goes on this ride is likely to have certain um... fun!
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  September 27, 2011
Heh,heh; I was about to comment about those chains but then I saw what you said. Great job. I'd like to see you build a full roller-coaster, or at least attempt a corner; it would be tricky but I think you could do it, and it would be outstanding. :]
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  September 27, 2011
Very nice design. Seeing as you know that the chains are on the up hill way not have the car turned around getting ready for the upcoming plummet? That is the most exciting part of the ride anyways the anticipation before the fall. I love the track and the rickety looking wood coaster. good luck!
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  September 27, 2011
This is beyond cool! Nice work! Good luck!
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  September 27, 2011
Nice one!! thrilling! ^^
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  September 27, 2011
This is superb. A very dificult category but you've done a great job. Good luck Ian :)
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  September 27, 2011
Ian if you had gotten through to R2 this would have given your opponent a really good run for their brick! Fantastic detail - nuf said! ~Thoy
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  September 27, 2011
Quoting Grace Pointner wow thats really awesome!!! the chains are really smart!!!
Hey Grace! Thanks for the comment!
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  September 27, 2011
wow thats really awesome!!! the chains are really smart!!!
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  September 27, 2011
Wow! This is outstanding! I love the structure of the coaster it is very creative and looks very good! The rail car is plain but I really like it. Good luck :)
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  September 27, 2011
Wow Ian!!!! Great build! I love it. The minifigs are awesome!!!!
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  September 27, 2011
Beyond incredible, Ian. This is totally your best. Fantabulous work, and I hope you make it to the next round!
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  September 27, 2011
Excellent, good luck.
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  September 27, 2011
Oh, and @ Soap, the green one is me. Heh.
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  September 27, 2011
I agree, this is some of your best work yet. I smell a winner!
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  September 27, 2011
Quoting Max Pointner THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE!!!! I seriously can't believe you did this. I had to look twice at your buddy icon. WOW! Incredible! I love everything, it is just breath taking. Great work.
Thanks buddy ol' pal!
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  September 27, 2011
THIS IS THE BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE!!!! I seriously can't believe you did this. I had to look twice at your buddy icon. WOW! Incredible! I love everything, it is just breath taking. Great work.
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  September 27, 2011
How you didnt manage to make it to R2 in MO is beyond me. Great work Ian!
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  September 27, 2011
Very nice, I made a roller coaster a while back but the track wasn't nearly as cool as yours, awesome :p
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  September 27, 2011
Excellant work on this Ian! Tims gonna have a hard time matching this. And the use of that green face, brilliant!
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  September 27, 2011
Quoting lee muzzy this is incredible!!!! every thing is great about this moc. the figs the car the chains and I simply adore how you did the legs on the structure!!!!! hay i beat max to committing!!!!! question, why is that shot so dangerous to take?
Ha ha! Yeah you beat Max to it! Thanks for the comment Lee. And the reason it's dangerous to take pictures from the given position, is that in real life you'd get hit by the coaster!
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  September 27, 2011
this is incredible!!!! every thing is great about this moc. the figs the car the chains and I simply adore how you did the legs on the structure!!!!! hay i beat max to committing!!!!! question, why is that shot so dangerous to take?
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  September 27, 2011
Yay! Nice scene. The expressions on the faces of the minifigures are fascinating. (I like the green one... XD)
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  September 27, 2011
Looking at this. I'm wondering: How the heck did you manage to fail first round for MO!?!?!?! this rocks anyways! Good job and good luck.
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  September 27, 2011
That's excellent. Really laid down the gauntlet on that one.
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  September 27, 2011
Geez.... I hope I don't have to go up against you Ian..... This is amazing! It looks just like a real one. The wooden supports make it look very nice. Nice use of the hadras' head for the guy who lost his lunch :) 5/5 good luck!
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  September 27, 2011
A smart idea, and a good realisation! Congratulations, Dude!
  September 27, 2011
so good. I was going to if you would consider building a coaster, but read the rest of the post's looking forward to seeing the finised build.
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  September 27, 2011
Is there a good time when the wait line is not too long? I want to ride! The chain is a nice touch. Good Luck! :)
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  September 27, 2011
Ian, i'm speechless, this is for me, absolutly your best creation, the tecnique is fantastic, and the photos...WOW...Congratulation my friend, You have exceeded yourself... Excellent
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  September 27, 2011
Awesome!
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  September 27, 2011
Well done!
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  September 27, 2011
Quoting The Timinater ! funy thing is, i am also (unimaginatively) doing a roller coaster as well! LOL! this is a great design! I love the figs- also a lagre part of my entry- love the guy who lost his lunch! I actually laughed when I saw it! the cart is somewhat plain, but the ramp is on a great angle! best of luck (but you're still going down! [jk]) kos you're gonna need it! (jk)
Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing your technique. Roller-coasters aren't too easy to build, let me tell you! If it looks identical to mine though, I might have some questions. I was hesitant to post first. (Ha ha ha!) Best of luck to you too!
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  September 27, 2011
AH! This is awesome! Actually one of your best creations! The sides of the coaster are AMAZING, same with the chain and the use of those quazi-ladder/railing pieces a track. And although the cart seems to be taking some flak it is plain and boxy, cause guess what, Wooden Coaster cars are...plain and boxy! It looks just like a roller coaster car. I love the figs too. But I feel sorry for that one guy. Not even over the first hill and he's already revisited that chili dog. Ugh. Nothing wrong with this one Ian. Just awesome!
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  September 26, 2011
funy thing is, i am also (unimaginatively) doing a roller coaster as well! LOL! this is a great design! I love the figs- also a lagre part of my entry- love the guy who lost his lunch! I actually laughed when I saw it! the cart is somewhat plain, but the ramp is on a great angle! best of luck (but you're still going down! [jk]) kos you're gonna need it! (jk)
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  September 26, 2011
Brilliant! I love the part usage! Tim's a friend of mine in real life, so I'll be waiting anxiously for the result of this one! Good luck!
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  September 26, 2011
Wow. I would go on it. Nice use of the chains. :)
 
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